This is a practical guide to combining Japanese fabrics and traditional Oriental style with fast, super-easy techniques. Each of the ten quilts is made up in two different colourways for maximum inspiration, and shown both as hand and machine quilted designs. As an added bonus, there are five simple-to-make homestyle projects for using up leftover quilt blocks. Japanese patchwork style is incredibly versatile, and the finished projects will be at home in the most modern interiors as well as rustic cottages.
Susan Briscoe was introduced to Japanese quilting techniques in the early 1990s when teaching English in northern Japan. She is the author of The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook and Japanese Sashiko Inspirations. She lives in Wrexham. For more information visit: www.susanbriscoe.co.uk
Introduction; Choosing fabrics; Quilt 1: Kamon Furoshiki (Crested wrapping cloth quilt); Feature Project: Table Runner; Quilt 2: Kunimoto (Hometown); Quilt 3: Igeta (Well curb or cross hatch); Feature Project: Cube Storage Bag; Quilt 4: Irori (Hearth); Quilt 5: Shimacho (Scrapbook); Feature Project: Floor Cushions; Quilt 6: Sensu (Fans); Quilt 7: Kawari Masu (Stacking boxes); Feature Project: Tote Bag; Quilt 8: Sakiori (Ragweave circle motifs); Quilt 9: Tsuki No Hana (A Year of Flowers); Feature Project: Wall Hanging; Quilt 10: Hanui (Patchwork Kimono); Techniques.